Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Hat and Shoes

Pinning down Gebhard Ullmann is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.

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Counterbalance: Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunch!

The most accessible avant-garde album ever, or the most avant-garde mainstream jazz album ever? From 1964, something sweet, something tender is this week’s Counterbalance -- straight up and down.

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The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right

Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.

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16 Dec 2014 // 2:10 AM

The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.

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Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers

With an astonishing lead single and an enveloping album besides, the Manchester producer offers the most vivid expression of his ghostly, brooding vision yet.

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Bonobo: The North Borders Tour - Live

The audio version of British producer Bonobo's latest concert video carries far less value than the DVD and fails to provide a worthwhile supplement to the studio albums.

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21 Nov 2014 // 2:01 AM

Dana Stephens: Peace

A rare saxophonist who is comfortable playing baritone, tenor and soprano records an album that is, simply, beautiful.

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17 Nov 2014 // 2:04 AM

Arca: Xen

Arca invites you to come along for the ride into the netherworld of the self, and those who do may feel alternately exhausted and exhilarated.

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17 Nov 2014 // 2:00 AM

Roll the Dice: Until Silence

The Swedish duo explores the protagonist's journey through the post-war torn landscape in a soundtrack for an imaginary film.

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14 Nov 2014 // 2:02 AM

Frank Kimbrough: Quartet

A beautifully balanced group, including Steve Wilson on saxophones, Jay Anderson on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.

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Darius Jones: The Oversoul Manual

Jazz saxophonist Darius Jones has composed before, but you’ve never heard him make anything like this.

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Let the People Play What They Want to Play: An Interview with Moon Hooch

James Muschler, drummer for EDM and dubstep infused jazz trio Moon Hooch, discusses his group's new record, being shut down by the cops, and finding happiness in jazz.

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10 Nov 2014 // 2:02 AM

Matt Ulery: In the Ivory

This album is an ingenious and utterly natural blend of classical chamber music, jazz, and pop song craft that is a beautiful blend of what’s possible in today’s boundary-less musical world.

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7 Nov 2014 // 2:01 AM

Nicholas Payton: Numbers

A kind of concept album that places a void at the center of black American music, a void for you to fill.

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John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University

This set, performed just nine months before Coltrane's death, shows both the impressive openness of his late-era band and the limitations of its sound.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Blue

The antic modern band courts controversy, and philosophy, by recreating the most famous jazz album precisely, exactly, note for note for nuance. Can you tell the difference? You should be able to, and that’s the point.

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Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Melodies

No matter what category you pigeonhole him into, jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis turns his sounds into a miniature miracle.

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Betty Who: Take Me When You Go

Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.

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Power to the People: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

Many Jaxx fans were surprised by the relatively-straightforward nature of the duo's latest effort, Junto, but the way Felix tells it, it's a deliberately unexpected move from the Grammy-nominated duo.

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29 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

KMFDM: Our Time Will Come

You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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